Having spent nigh on three decades courting immense critical acclaim and becoming more and more illustrious in the pantheons of indie-jangle, it’s not surprise that Teenage Fanclub’s tenth album does little to spoil their winning streak. The sound of Here presents a distinct evolution of the quintet’s sound, merging the baroque with the introspective.
Although the traditional sound that has defined the band for so many years returns here and there, it never fails to be truly, truly timeless. Added to the mix are orchestras, canyons of droning guitars and heaps of lyrical introspection. It’s a mature and brilliantly complex album that never tries too hard to be too much; everything is in its right place.